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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    I thought the problem is limited to Havanas, and even then not all models.

    Cheers,

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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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  3. Coxsackie

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    I dunno - "mulatto" just seems like such a weird word. I associate it with pirates. I had to go and look it up to realise it means mixed race.

    You have a swashbuckling look about you SB, you have to admit. (I mean that in a good way of course.)
     
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  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    No offense taken, I was just confused. And I'll take swashbuckling any day of the week!
     
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  5. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    1. Racism definitely is everywhere. Los Angeles generally gets a pass in how it's viewed in popular culture, but an Angeleno would be a fool to pretend it doesn't exist.
    2. Agreed about mulatto. Most people I know couldn't care less about it, other than that it sounds odd, for lack of a better word. On the other hand, I've had people lose their minds over the word...though those are what I would consider the social justice warrior type...South Park had a great episode on it recently.
    3. I for one would love a 2 day seminar on tasteful dirty talk, hosted by Clags...obvi.
     
  6. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Well-Known Member

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    ^ You PC brah?! Right on! :fistbump:




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  7. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Well-Known Member

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    The first and most important step in combating racism is to accept that fact that we are all racists.

    I am a racist.

    Once I acknowledge this, I can (if I so choose) work to eliminate - or realistically, minimise - racism from my mindset and my behaviour.

    The other important step is to remember that "race" is not a scientific term. It is not possible to determine a person's "race" from their DNA code. In any case, even if one could somehow come up with a scientific definition for "race", most people would be a mixture of races (i.e mulattos to varying extents).

    I'm reminded of the fact that Hitler defined an "Aryan" race, in which he included most Western Europeans and British, but excluded Slavs. WTF? One man's Caucasian is another man's subhuman.

    I haven't even started talking about cultural bigotry.
     
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  8. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Well-Known Member

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    Commendable honesty, Cox. I fully agree, and I think the inability of most to recognize this does nothing to alleviate the issues.
     
  9. Isolation

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    We are all the oroducts of our environments. All we can do is make the best of it; getting defensive when our flaws are pointed out does not help.

    Unfortunately that's the most common reaction when you try to talk about any issue. To be fair I used to be like that too.
     
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  10. Claghorn

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  11. sebastian mcfox

    sebastian mcfox Well-Known Member

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    I think I need to catalogue my ties soon - I feel like I a) have too many, b) nothing suitable to wear.

    In any case, I just bought these for summer:

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  12. kulata

    kulata Well-Known Member

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    Summer ties. Tempting but increasingly becoming impractical...those are great
     
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  13. WillingToLearn

    WillingToLearn Well-Known Member

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    Both summer ties I purchased last summer looked great on their own, but we're challenging to wear and made me realize how infrequently I have opportunity for ties in the summer. Hence, I classify them as regrets.


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  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    I had to discard a tie this morning. It had gotten buried beneath some sweaters on a cabinet by the window, and about two inches were exposed over however long it was there. There's a distinctly faded patch almost exactly in the middle of the portion of the tie that would be shown when wearing a jacket.

    For most here, though, I don't think there will be much mourning because it was a striped purple tie that didn't get much love. [​IMG]
     
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  15. jcmeyer

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    God hates purple.
     
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  16. jrd617

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    Keep or purge these fresco pants from Dapper Classics? I already have 3 identical pairs (two fresco and one "open weave" from HY). Is that too much grey in the rotation?

    Thinking of diversifying out with some tan Minnis fresco pants.

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    Damn looks like they stopped making the brown fresco

    https://shop.hfwltd.com/collection/23
     
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  17. gdl203

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  18. sugarbutch

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    Not sure if that's an argument for or against god's dislike of purple...
     
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  20. Isolation

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    There's always Dugdale New Fine Worsted, y'know~
     

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